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Topic: New Novel Food Regulation – a change to bring traditional foods to the market
Date: 26th of October 2017
Time: 3:00pm (CET)

EU consumers are eager to try new superfoods, exotic fruits, seeds, nuts or teas, but some of these products face serious hurdles to enter the EU market. Even though many of those foodstuffs are traditional foods in their countries of origin, they could be considered novel foods in the EU and hence require a pre-market authorization. Being a novel food is a serious roadblock for business operators, especially for small manufacturers of farmers from non-EU countries. 

The new Novel Food Regulation (EU)2015/2283 foresees a notification procedure that will help food business operators to bring traditional foods from non-EU countries to the EU market – easier, faster, and more predictable. The most important prerequisite is that the history of continuous safe use outside the EU for at least 25 years can be demonstrated.

The respective notification procedure is laid down in article 14 of the new novel food regulation. EFSA published a guidance on the preparation and presentation of the notification and application for authorization of traditional foods from third countries in the context of Regulation (EU) 2015/2283. 

The webinar will explain the procedure and the most important information requirements for traditional foods that qualify for a notification according article 14. 

Dr. Steffi Dudek coordinates novel food applications in the Consulting & Strategic Innovation team at analyze & realize.


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